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When is Euro 2024 draw? Date, start time, confirmed pots and qualified teams for group stage

When is Euro 2024 draw? Date, start time, confirmed pots and qualified teams for group stage

The draw for the Euro 2024 group stage takes place this weekend.

England are in the hat having won a difficult Group C featuring Ukraine and defending champions Italy, who are also through.

Germany will host the Euros and have therefore already qualified while giants such as France, Portugal and Spain have also booked their flights.

There are also some potential dark horses and wildcards in the mix with Romania joining Albania and Slovenia in making it out of qualification.

Of the home nations, Scotland have made it but both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland have failed to reach Euro 2024 via their qualification groups, while Wales will be relying on the play-offs after their draw with Turkey.

In the spring, the final three places will be decided with the play-off paths now drawn.

When is the Euro 2024 draw?

The draw will take place in Hamburg on Saturday December 2, 2023, starting at 5pm GMT.

Scott McTominay has inspired Scotland's successful qualification campaign (Getty Images)
Scott McTominay has inspired Scotland's successful qualification campaign (Getty Images)

Confirmed pots and qualified teams

There are 20 places at the tournament available through qualifying, with the winners and runners-up from the ten groups each earning their spot. Hosts Germany will automatically be placed in Group A as a top seed. The seeding was determined by each team's record in qualification.

That leaves three spots to be decided by the play-offs, which take place in March next year. There will be 12 teams participating in the play-offs, decided by their performance in the Nations League. They will be split into three groups of four teams, with a place at Euro 2024 available to the nation that wins each of those paths.

Pot 1

  • Germany (hosts)

  • Portugal

  • France

  • Spain

  • Belgium

  • England

Pot 2

  • Hungary

  • Türkiye

  • Romania

  • Denmark

  • Albania

  • Austria

Pot 3

  • Netherlands

  • Scotland

  • Croatia

  • Slovenia

  • Slovakia

  • Czechia

Pot 4

  • Italy

  • Serbia

  • Switzerland

  • Play-off winner A

  • Play-off winner B

  • Play-off winner C

Euro 2024 play-offs

Three spots will be decided by the play-offs, which take place next year. There will be 12 teams participating in the play-offs, decided by their performance in the Nations League. They will be split into three 'paths' of four teams, with a place at Euro 2024 available to the nation that wins each of those paths after a one-legged semi-final and a final, to be played on March 21 and 26.

Path A

  • Poland vs Estonia

  • Wales vs Finland

Path B

  • Israel vs Iceland

  • Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Ukraine

Path C

  • Georgia vs Luxembourg

  • Greece vs Kazakhstan

Play-off finals

  • Path A: Wales/Finland vs Poland/Estonia

  • Path B: Bosnia-Herzegovina/Ukraine vs Israel/Iceland

  • Path C: Georgia/Luxembourg vs Greece/Kazakhstan

England will be one of the top seeds in the draw (John Walton/PA)
England will be one of the top seeds in the draw (John Walton/PA)

How can I watch the Euro 2024 group stage draw?

Live stream: The draw will be broadcast for free via Uefa’s website, as well as their YouTube and social media channels.

Live blog: You can follow the draw as it happens via Standard Sport’s live blog.

When will Euro 2024 be played?

Group stage: June 14 - June 26

Round of 16: June 29 - July 2

Quarter-finals: July 5/July 6

Semi-finals: July 9/July 10

Final: July 14